RELIQUARY #XYF233 - ‘FORBIDDEN COLOR’
FEET OBJECTS from ‘NOTHING BUT WORDS TO LEARN TO LIE’.
ONE-OFF piece. Entirely handmade (no machines) by AOI KOTSUHIROI.
Medium: Sole: Cherry tree wood and horns (heels) entirely lacquered with 15 layers of black then genuine cinnabar
Urushi lacquer (tree sap) , which is sanded with fine-
grained wood charcoal and water between each layers, (8
weeks of lacquering process has been necessary). All
the wooden and horns parts have been fully carved
and adjusted by hand and assembled with genuine animal
Dressing: veg-tanned kangaroo leather (straps).
Three lunar cycles have been necessary to built these
Note: the dressing leather parts including straps are separate from the soles, therefore removable and interchangeable.
Heels height: 9,5 inches / 24 cm
Color: genuine cinnabar red and black
from Aoi Kotsuhiroi Official site